One by one, the 70 nursing students on the late-afternoon video call turned on their cameras. Some were still in nursing uniforms from clinical, some were just taking a break from studying. Every hand was raised.

“I was in tears,” said Robin Harris, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing.

She had summoned students to that meeting in early December to ask if they would give up their winter break to help out. With COVID-19 patients quickly filling MU Health Care hospital beds, the nursing staff is stretched thin, said Harris, who is part of a committee working to enhance the MU academic and MU Health Care partnership and apprenticeship opportunities.

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